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Senate Agriculture Committee Leaders Announce Subcommittee Assignments for 117th Congress

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:38:07 CDT

Senate Agriculture Committee Leaders Announce Subcommittee Assignments for 117th Congress U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced the new Subcommittee assignments for the 117th Congress.

The Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade oversees matters regarding production agriculture, including commodity programs, crop insurance, commodity exchanges, agriculture trade, international food assistance, and credit.

Sen. Warnock, Chair   Sen. Hoeven, Ranking Member
Sen. Brown                           Sen. McConnell
Sen. Durbin                          Sen. Hyde-Smith
Sen. Smith                            Sen. Tuberville
Sen. Gillibrand                    Sen. Grassley
Sen. Luján                            Sen. Thune

The Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy oversees the many programs in USDA’s Rural Development mission area, including facilities, utilities, loans, and renewable energy.

Sen. Smith, Chair        Sen. Ernst, Ranking Member
Sen. Klobuchar                  Sen. McConnell
Sen. Luján                          Sen. Tuberville
Sen. Brown                        Sen. Grassley
Sen. Bennet                       Sen. Fischer
Sen. Durbin                       Sen. Braun

The Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources oversees programs regarding conservation and protection of natural resources, regulation of pesticides and agriculture biotechnology, and forestry.

Sen. Bennet, Chair    Sen. Marshall, Ranking Member
Sen. Leahy                        Sen. Hoeven
Sen. Booker                      Sen. Hyde-Smith
Sen. Luján                        Sen. Tuberville
Sen. Brown                      Sen. Thune
Sen. Klobuchar               Sen. Braun

The Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research oversees programs regarding food and nutrition assistance, school meals, non-program crops, organic production, and research.

Sen. Booker, Chair     Sen. Braun, Ranking Member
Sen. Leahy                          Sen. McConnell
Sen. Klobuchar                  Sen. Hoeven
Sen. Gillibrand                  Sen. Ernst
Sen. Warnock                    Sen. Marshall
Sen. Bennet                       Sen. Fischer

The Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security oversees matters involving livestock, poultry, and dairy production, local and regional food systems, as well as marketing, food safety, and security issues.

Sen. Gillibrand, Chair Sen. Hyde-Smith, Ranking Member
Sen. Leahy                             Sen. Ernst
Sen. Smith                             Sen. Marshall
Sen. Durbin                           Sen. Grassley
Sen. Booker                           Sen. Fischer
Sen. Warnock                       Sen. Thune

Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Boozman serve as ex officio members of all subcommittees.



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